We often stop at the Sportsman's on our way thru Ennis to grab a bite to eat. Usually, we are just finishing a day of fishing or hunting, so we're not looking our best and eat in the bar. Regardless of our appearance, we are greeted warmly by the staff. The bar service is prompt. Even on a busy night we will, at the very least, get an acknowledgement from the bartender that she will be with us shortly.
The people who work in the bar also work in the Casino and are very attentive to us when we do play on their machines. They can hear the sound of a ticket printing and are often there to take the ticket before it's out of the machine. Try to find that kind of service at any other casino in Ennis. It's not going to happen.........
The food at the Sportsman's has vastly improved over the past few years from diner style to a very trendy, upscale menu of quality selections. Much of the improvement has to be credited to Chef Scotty (formerly of Scotty's Supper Club) and his creative approach to the menu.
As I said, we stop at the Sportsman's while passing thru Ennis so we have never stayed in the motel rooms at the Sportsman's, we can only say that they do look appealing from the outside.
As to the very negative review left by 'brandy 1878' I feel a need to respond. First, the daytime bartender, Carey, is always pleasant, kind and attentive. Ditto for Terri, the Wednesday night bartender. I would have to ask Brandy1878 how she treated both of these women? Did you ask, politely, for your beer? Did you tip a respectable amount? It almost sounds to me like you entered the place, 'loaded for bear,' and were looking for someone to take it out on. You get back what you give, and for you to have had such a bad experience from 2 bartenders working 2 different shifts, gets me thinking that it wasn't the bartenders with the problem. Instead of having a beer, you should have ordered a double martini to (as Jack Nicholson put it to Shirley MacLaine in Terms of Endearment) kill the bug up your butt.
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